PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theatre and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone. Choreographer Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre’s Jonathon Young—two of Canada’s most innovative artists—have combined talents to create a searing work that recalls the shock and bewilderment of sudden disaster. Based on true events, this dance/theater hybrid integrates original music, text, and movement with puppetry and rich visual design to probe the depths of despair and the uphill battle to reclaim a life violently derailed.
*Audience advisory: Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for ages sixteen and older.
NEW: 2016/17 Discover Pack
$50 ($25 per show)
The brightest in contemporary dance including Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre and Brian Brooks.
KIDD PIVOT/ELECTRIC COMPANY THEATRE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Wednesday, March 22 at 6:15pm
Unset invites the audience to play: to play expressively, significantly, and with us, as part of us. Each evening consists of a series of improvised dances in which self-chosen audience members become co-creators of the dance as a guest star of the company. We aim to redefine the set of performers on stage, the set of movements rehearsed, and the set division between performer and audience.
Thursday, March 23 - 7:30pm, OPENING
Friday, May 24 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25 - 2pm
Saturday, March 25 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26 - 2pm
Sunday, March 26 - 7:30pm, CLOSING
Director: Joanna Harmon; Performers: Torre Edahl, Nate Gebhard, Deanna Gooding, Jennifer Mack, Blake Nellis, Eve Schulte; Musician/Composer: Linnea Mohn; Lighting Artist: William Harmon
FREE for ARTshare members (unlimited access for $18/month).
$20-$24 single tickets
What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a place to land. HOME is an original production about Minnesota teens waiting to be adopted and the journey toward home. SPARK uses their style of physical theater to weave a narrative around the video interviews of teens in the foster care system while taking the audience through an immersive experience to get a glimpse into foster care.
Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Fridays, March 24 and 31at 7:30pm
Saturdays, March 25 and April 1 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26 at 2pm
Joann Oudekerk, Corey Mills, Betsy Mills, Cory Johnson
For tickets go to: http://www.sparktheater.com/ or call 1-800/838-3006.
La Belle et la Bête
Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Minnesota debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any other you have seen before. Revealing the humanity at the core of this well-known fairy tale, Malandain says, "I am searching for a dance that not only leaves traces of pleasure, but also revives the essence of the sacred as an answer to the difficulty of being." With ingenious stagecraft, elegant costumes, and a romantic score drawn from Tchaikovsky's symphonies, this unique, 70-minute version sweeps us toward an uplifting finale where goodness and love conquer fear and evil.
MALANDAIN BALLET BIARRITZ PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Saturday, March 25, 6:45 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Royal Danish Ballet’s La Sylphide
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
When Liz Jeppesen, the Sylphide of our time, in diaphanous white costume and with shining wings, dances for the Scottish farmer James, whom she has entranced with her love and beauty, we are witnessing the first scene of the most famous and enduring ballet by August Bournonville.
The great Danish choreographer and former dancer (he had partnered Marie Taglioni) created La Sylphide for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1836. Of all his surviving ballets it is the oldest and most widely performed.
The Royal Danish Ballet rightly regards its interpretations of the Bournonville classics as being in the purest and most faithfully maintained tradition.
Celebrate 29 years of Young Dance on March 29 at the Young Dance Gala!
Storytelling by Kevin Kling, music by Brian Evans, Young Dance alum, and current members telling how their lives have been transformed through movement, plus a dance party!
We would love to have the dance community and friends join us and dance!
Plus, you will have the chance to bid on Hamilton tickets and a wellness package featuring massage with Denise Gagner, Pilates with Jessica Cressey and yoga with Angelique Lele!
In anticipation of the TU Dance Spring Concert at the Ordway, April 29, please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and artist in residence Ronald K. Brown for two informal in-studio showings on Thursday, March 30, from 5:30-6:30pm at TU Dance Center, and on Thursday, April 13, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The showcase will feature excerpts from the spring concert program, which includes a world premiere by Ronald K. Brown commissioned by The Ordway and The Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation and selections from the TU Dance repertory. Presented by SIT Investment Associates with additional support from Patricia A. Mitchell Fund for Dance.
March 30 at TU Dance Center
Doors open at 5:00pm. Showcase begins at 5:30pm.
April 13 at the Ordway
Advanced registration required. To register, please call: 651.282.3170 or secure your spot online at www.ordway.org.
Titicut Follies, The Ballet, an all-new ballet choreographed by James Sewell and inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s startling 1967 documentary, will preview at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts before its world premiere at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Wiseman’s landmark documentary, shot in a Massachusetts prison for the criminally insane, provides a close and candid look at the lives of psychotic people, many of whom committed serious crimes. Like the film, the ballet is organized around an inmate and staff variety show called “Titicut Follies.” The ballet is not a literal presentation of scenes from the film but rather an expression of the ideas and feeling of the film, transformed into the language of ballet.
Alternative Motion Project (AMP) continues its commitment to create and present new contemporary dance work with its sixth annual performance, AMP#SIX. Enter a different world with each of the five pieces performed by this dynamic company that offers relentless physicality and dedicated artistry. The evening includes choreography by Guest Artist Jennifer Glaws (Minneapolis), live original music by composer Dameun Strange (St. Paul) and photography by Ellen Gustafson (Minneapolis).
Guest Artist- Jennifer Glaws
"Lost In My Mind" - Joanna Lees
"HeartBeatRed" - Kristin Howe
Friday, March 31 - 8pm
(Opening night artists reception)
Saturday, April 1 - 8pm
(Post-show Q+A discussion)
Sunday, April 2 - 2pm
(ASL interpreted + pay-what-you-can)
The Lab Theater
$20 - General admission
$17 - Student/senior/children under twelve
$3 off with 2016 Fringe button
Show runs April 7-10
Dates and Times:
Friday, April 7 at 7pm
Saturday, April 8 at 2pm
Saturday, April 8 at 7pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
1517 Central Ave NE
Minneaplis, MN 55413
Circus is alive and well in the Twin Cities! 2 Defy Gravity presents Circus Splendor! Come celebrate with local professional performers in an awe-inspiring cabaret-style contemporary circus show. Circus Splendor is an all-ages show that infuses circus, dance, and theatre into one breath-taking performance. Be inspired as aerialists, dancers, acrobats, contortionists, fire performers, and jugglers take the stage. Proceeds from the show will go to production of the 2017 Circus Arts in the Park event, a free circus arts show presented in a Twin Cities public park.
In advance - $20/adult; $10/child twelve and under
At the door - $25/adult; $15/child twelve and under
Celebrating local music icon Bob Dylan, Minnesota Dance Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of “Moonshine” by world-renowned British choreographer Christopher Bruce. Set to early folk songs from Dylan’s “Bootleg Series,” the provocative piece explores the emotional, sometimes haunting, stories of four traveling performers.
Also highlighting MDT’s classical and contemporary aesthetic, the program will feature the revival of the enigmatic and beautiful “Mythical Hunters” by legendary chorographer Glen Tetley. A historic staple in MDT’s repertory, the company has shared the acclaimed work, exploring the cycle of life, with audiences from Minnesota to Spoleto, Italy.
With its compelling mix of repertory, MDT’s 54th Spring Season will captivate and inspire.
Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling
with live orchestra
Choreographer Matthew Bourne, whose work is as at home on the Broadway stage as it is in the ballet studio, has bestowed a great gift on the Scottish Ballet: exclusive rights to perform his "wicked and compulsively watchable" Highland Fling. A gritty and tartan-filled reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide, Bourne’s smash hit version has been unofficially dubbed “Trainspotting: The Ballet.” Set in the mean streets of Glasgow, the story follows the club-hopping, recently-married James as he becomes infatuated with a beguiling Gothic fairy. Whether drug-induced hallucination or witchcraft, his obsession sends him on a fateful journey into a magical world beyond reality and reason.
*Audience advisory: Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for ages twelve and older.
SCOTTISH BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Saturday, April 8, 6:45 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance
Open Rehearsal of Bill: The Musikill
1-3 pm, Cowles Center, Studio 5B
3-4:30 pm, Cowles Center, Conference Room 210
Bill: The Musikill is a multimedia contemporary musical, a collaboration between Los Angeles-based sound poet Tom Comitta and Minneapolis performance duo Fire Drill. Set in a dystopian, post-climate disaster San Francisco tech commune, the work deploys jingles and earworms to examine corporate culture’s appropriation of leftist aesthetics. The choreography demands extreme exertion from the performers, exposing the body’s inability to sustain the increasing demands on affective labor—and ultimately allowing the musical form to exhaust itself.
Catch a glimpse into our process before the work premieres July 13-15 as part of Momentum: New Dance Works.
Shapiro & Smith Dance has a reputation for performing tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious. Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, they have earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, and pure abandonment.
Join Shapiro & Smith Dance as they celebrate their 30th Anniversary with the premiere of "A Naked Man's Shirt," a hilarious negotiation between three men and a shirt. The company will also celebrate Women of Valor, women who are on the front lines of service in the Twin Cities' community, with an all-female performance of the physically-exhilarating "Bolero."
At the tail end of WWI the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin, is struggling to stay afloat. Join us in the journey of two sisters and a remarkable group of women as their passion for dance and fight for survival sparks the birth of the can-can and one of the most famous cabarets in history.
Featuring bold choreography and raw talent, Le Petit Moulin fuses dance, theater, and live music into an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this limited run.
PERFECT show for young girls and women alike. "Girl Power" and female empowerment is an overarching theme of the show, and will leave audience members enthralled -- modern songs with a classic twist is just the beginning.
April 20-May 7
The Ritz Theater
General Admission $34.00
GROUP SALE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
For more information on corporate, educational/studio, and group ticket discounts please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre together with Joe Chvala's Flying Foot Forum present And The Beat Goes On!
April 21 - 8pm
April 22 - 8pm
April 23 - 2pm
Two Twin Cities powerhouses join forces for a weekend of exhilarating, breathtaking dance. Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre together with Flying Foot Forum present And the Beat Goes On! – a program that merges Zorongo’s signature Spanish flamenco with Flying Foot Forum’s bold percussive dance. The result is choreography pulsing with passion and energy.
The passion of Spain’s contemporary flamenco dance and music directed by Susana di Palma and an imaginative range of dances evoking themes inspired by exotic Sweden and beyond by unique master choreographer Joe Chvala will be an unforgettable and “not to be missed “ dance/theater experience. Fueled by original live music by virtuoso Peter O’Gorman, who inspires the mind and heart, and gypsy flamenco guitarist/composer Jose Valle “Chuscales” with guest flamenco singer José Cortés and singer/percussionist Jose Moreno who stir the soul, is the igniting force for a cast of seventeen dancers. O’Gorman will perform some of his visually stunning signature percussive compositions as well as accompanying various choreographies.
The two companies will each present their own works – traditional Spanish flamenco from Zorongo and imaginative works inspired by Scandinavian and American folk dance from Flying Foot Forum – along with a joint work combining the two companies.
The two companies will collaborate to present “Las Madres” – an excerpt from the moving “Garden of Names,” originally developed by the two companies nearly 20 years ago. “Garden of Names” revolves around Argentina’s “Desaparecidos” (the disappeared) – the thousands of activists, students, journalists and more killed in a period of state terrorism during the 1970s.
Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present Candy Box, an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings.
“With ARENA’s 20-year history, it is my duty to develop and share the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA’s audiences extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all.”
ARENA DANCES, Robin Stiehm's Dancing People Co., SuperGroup
April 28-May 6 | See website for full schedule
HAPPY HOUR ARTISTS
Work-in-progress showings from 5-6pm:
Tamara Ober - April 27; Herb Johnson III and ARENA - April 28
Jenson Dance - May 2; Kaleena Miller Dance - May 3; Erin Drummond and Sharon Picasso - May 4
Leslie Parker and Gabriel Mata - May 5
Tickets: $20 in advance ($24 at the door)
Students and seniors $12 (with ID)
ARTshare Members FREE (workshops and in-progress showings additional)
Come experience an original adaptation of one of the top five classic iconic ballets, Coppélia, in the world premiere of the innovative full-length production, Coppélia Nouveau!
Set in 1920’s Paris, this story was written specifically for Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, and features a “ballet within a ballet.” Follow the fun relationships and interactions between ballet dancers in a company staging the classic ballet Coppélia, and the characters in the ballet itself that they are performing.
This exciting story moves seamlessly between “real life” dance scenes and traditional scenes from the ballet Coppélia, all the while following the traditional story line of the beloved classic ballet! With the familiar beautiful Coppélia score by Léo Delibes guiding and inspiring, this unique reimagining of this classic story will provide a delightful and memorable experience for all.
May 12-14, 2017 at the Ames Center. Tickets on sale NOW! Get your tickets early to get the best seats!
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Calling young artists of color!
Monday–Friday, June 12–30, 2017, 11:40am–2:40pm
A three-week summer training program (three hours/day, five days/week) with live music will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.
Monday-Friday, June 12-June 23, 2017
TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114
Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30, 2017
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
To apply – and for more information – access the "Application Link" on our website page by May 5, 2017: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/event/summer-intensive-with-ananya-dan...
Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for “parent and me” classes, a dance camp, children’s ballet or drop-in classes for families with busy summer schedules there is an option for you.
Introduction to Ballet Camp (ages four and five): A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. June 12, 19, 26.
Beauty and the Beast Dancer Camp (ages four through six): Have fun exploring, dancing, and learning about the story of the Beauty and the Beast. August 7-10.
Dance, Art and Yoga Camp (ages five through eight): Children explore engaging concepts through visual arts, music, stories, dance and yoga. August 14-17.
Pre-Ballet Camp (ages six and seven): This class is a fun and creative ballet class. The dancer will explore ballet technique. June 14, 21, 28.
Ballet and Beyond Camp (ages six through ten): Explore the wide world of dance including jazz, modern, soft shoe, musical theater and global dance. August 7-10.
See more dance classes on our website!
NEW “Parent and Me” Dance Classes | Hablamos Español | For children ages two and a half to four
We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents!
Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching, bare feet.
Session 1: three classes
June 10, 17, 24
Session 2: five classes
July 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12
June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique: June 12–30
NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
Experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique™ cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancers' core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. Unlike any other in Minnesota, this intensive is a great way to kick off the summer!
Male Dancer Intensive (ages ten and older): June 12–16
Unique in MN, this Ballet Royale intensive is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult. Designed specifically for male dancers, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance; and provides a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. This innovative program incorporates ballet technique and targeted strength training.
July Full-Day Summer Intensive: July 6 – 28
AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION.
Students ages eight (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.
Rigorous ballet-based program featuring members of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, master and guest teachers, and Ballet Royale’s renowned faculty. Flexible schedule with variable length options. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, introduction to Russian ballet technique, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, and injury prevention. Train and perform with some of TCB’s company at the end of the program!
Ballet Royale NEW Grand Prix Variations Workshop (ages ten and older): August 7–18
AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION
For intermediate through professional dancers preparing for a competition or upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality. Dancers receive daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, learn classic ballet variations, and receive advanced personal coaching from foremost professional ballet teachers.
Pointe Preparatory Workshop (girls ages eleven and older): August 20–25
This unique six-day immersion program is designed for focused and mature students eleven years or older with four or more years classical ballet training and who will be starting pointe work in the fall. Under the expert guidance of trained professionals, student dancers will be custom fitted and assisted with the selection of their first pair of pointe shoes, and receive personalized instruction in going on pointe for the first time.
Give your little ones a fantastic summer, join Ballet Royale for Creative Story Dance Day Camp!
Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.
Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!
Creative Story Ballet Camp - TWO separate workshops: July 15 and August 12
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – Noon
Join ARENA DANCES for two weeks of classes and repertory opportunities taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski and joined by dancemaker Tamara Ober. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will explore the process of dancing from their instincts working with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic response. Observations and discussions about the many ways of working will unfold. Dancers will learn "not so good at standing still", a repertory work on finding one's own footing/balance.
Janczewski has carved out a distinctive identity by bringing the craft of choreography and experimentation into play in all his creative endeavors, inspired by nature, architecture, and subjective experiences.
$400 early registration (by May 15)
$500 registration (by June 5)
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and the TU Dance Center teaching artists for the 2017 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 10-21, 2017.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 31-August 19, 2017.
In anticipation of the TU Dance Spring Concert at the Ordway, please join us for classes with artist in residence Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag.
Open Contemporary Classes:
Wednesday, March 22 with Arcell Cabuag, 9:30-11:00am
Monday, March 27 with Ronald K. Brown, 9:30-11:00am
Wednesday, March 29 with Arcell Cabuag, 9:30-11:00am
Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card
Contemporary Dance Master Class with Ronald K. Brown:
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00-7:30pm
Ages twelve and older; all levels welcome.
Cost: $7, preregistration required at www.ordway.org, or by phone 651.224.4222.
Dancing Together: A Child and Parent/Caregiver Creative Movement Class is designed for children (ages two through four) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play.
Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance.
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am; April 22-June 3 (no class May 27)
Cost: Six-week workshop - $85.00 (preregistration required)
For more information and to register, visit http://www.tudance.org/dancing-together/.
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.
Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of each other. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
Saturdays from 5:00-6:00pm, May 6-June 10 (no class June 3).
Cost: $65 for the five-week workshop; $14 drop-in rate (class cards are accepted).
Try out any of our teen/adult workshop classes for free during the week of March 27-April 2, before our second workshop session begins!
Workshop Session Two runs from April 17-June 11. $110 for the eight-week workshop. Register online at www.tudance.org/programs.
Teen/Adult Jazz with Mary Ann Bradley, Mondays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse, Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson, Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Teen/Adult Hip Hop with Darrius Strong, Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum, Sundays, 1:00pm-2:30pm
You won't want to miss these!
Zenon will be hosting seven workshops over three nights. We've included past favorites and brought in some exciting new styles and instructors. Come by for one or all of them!
Tuesday, March 21
Israeli Contemporary with Julie Marie Muskat
Ballet with Marcia Keegan
Vernacular Jazz with Frances Emberly
Wednesday, March 22
Alexander Technique with Lisa First
Ballet with Marcia Keegan
Thursday, March 23
Intermediate/Advanced Floorwork with Julie Marie Muskat
Ensemble Improvisation with Janet Skidmore
Each dance workshop is $15/student, except for Alexander Technique which is $20/student.
Drop-ins are welcome OR pre-register on the MindBody app at http://www.zenondance.org/school to reserve your spot!
For more details contact Sydney, the School Coordinator, or visit our Facebook page.
Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Fee: $549.00 regular price
Manual: $80.00 Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition by Andrew Biel
This intensive, experiential workshop reviews the essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology as you build the major muscles out of clay used in movement on a specially designed skeleton. Understanding the body from the inside out allows you to see movement from a whole new perspective. Practical exercises to understand the function of each muscle and its use in Pilates are included to help integrate the material. It's a great class for new and experienced instructors who want to improve their understanding of anatomy and the body in motion. Required text: Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Edition by Andrew Biel
The intention of this workshop is to expand your artistic expression. Perhaps there is an area in your dance career where you feel frustrated or stuck. Come to the workshop and bring that area with you. This three-hour session will include dance, conversation, and a work book exercise. Through these three elements you will create a new possibility and see new actions to take.
This workshop is a modification of an Introduction to the Landmark Forum. Landmark Worldwide is a growth training and development company.
The evening includes:
Dance class and improvisational phrase work
Work book exercise to create a new possibility
Finding out more about The Landmark Forum
Opportunity to register into The Landmark Forum
The three-hour session stands alone and is FREE. If you see that the free workshop was valuable and you would like to register for the Landmark Forum, it costs $625. You can hold your spot with a $200 deposit.
RSVP by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience the joy of dance at Minnesota Dance Theatre. Our Open Division Open House gives adults and teens (sixteen and older) the opportunity to sample free ballet classes and purchase class cards and show tickets at a discount.
Saturday, March 25
8:45am-12:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
9:00am-10:20am FREE Beginning-Intermediate Ballet, Studio 6A
10:25am-10:35am MDT company showing, Studio 6A
10:40am-Noon FREE Advanced-Professional Ballet, Studio 6A
Sunday, March 26
11:00am-1:30pm Discount class cards available, sixth floor lobby
11:15am-1:15pm FREE Intermediate-Advanced Ballet with Pointe, Studio 6A
11:30am-1:00pm FREE Beginning Ballet, Studio 6B
10% off class cards.
Discount tickets to MDT's Spring Season at The Cowles.
Offers valid through Sunday, March 26.
MDT accepts checks, cash, or credit card. A three percent processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions. MDT class cards have no expiration date.
Join Zenon Dance School at our FREE Open House on Saturday, March 25, 2017!
This is a great opportunity to meet Zenon's fantastic instructors and to try out new classes. We will also be offering one-day-only discounts on class cards and enrollments for the Spring Session!
Youth ballet and hip hop classes will be held from 10-11AM. Adult classes, including hip hop, modern, ballet, jazz, and belly dancing, will be help from 11AM-4PM at Zenon Dance School downtown.
Parking downtown? We have a deal with Embassy Suites across Hennepin Avenue on S Sixth Street. Just tell them you are attending an event at the Cowles Center and they will valet your car for $4!
Saturday, March 25 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Arnaud Mahouy, company member
Recommended Skill Level: Open to the general public, no previous skill or experience in dance required.
Please register each participant so each name will appear on the class listing.
A new twelve-week session of Ballet Fundamentals begins Tuesday, April 4. This series provides a comprehensive introduction to ballet for adults and teens (ages sixteen and older). Preregistration is required.
Spring Session: April 4 - June 20
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Zachary Tuazon
Online registration is now open at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaDanceTheatreSchool
with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT, CPT
Date: April 7, 2017
From: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm; three hours
Are you a Pilates instructor? Do you find yourself working with a lot of dancers? Then this is the workshop for you!
Learn new exercises on the Pilates equipment that will address deep hip strength, balance, deep core work and pelvic stability to train any level dancer to prevent injury.
Early Bird Fee: $99 expires Thursday, March 23.
Regular Fee: $110.
Doushin Butoh Experience - One Day Butoh Workshop with Gadu
This one-day workshop is for people who want to experience Doushin Butoh. The essence of Doushin Butoh is “Resonance,” beyond idea or concept. It can only be felt and experienced.
Come and experience the power of Resonance!
When: Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00pm - April 8, 2017
Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418
Please join TU Dance faculty and guest artists for a variety of two-hour in depth classes ranging from Gaga to ballet to contemporary dance inspired by Africa, Asia and America. Teaching artists will include Michel Kouakou, Wynn Fricke, Jeffrey Hankinson, and Berit Ahlgren.
April 10-14, 4:30-6:30pm
Cost: $80 for the full week of classes; $18/class (cash, check or credit card; class cards not accepted).
As part of CANDY BOX, Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES hosts a series of six workshops at The Southern Theater!
All classes run 11am-2pm.
$20 drop-in rate / $50 for three / $100 for six!
Thursday, April 27: Soft and Slow Physical Education with Jane Shockley
Friday, April 28: Of Something Human with Tamara Ober
Tuesday, May 2: Master Class with Robin Stiehm
Wednesday, May 3: The Multitasking Body with SuperGroup
Thursday, May 4: Contemporary Forms with Leslie Parker
Friday, May 5: Cracks in Everything with Erin Drummond
All classes require some movement experience.
Registration: $175-$225, sliding scale
Email “yes, register me,” to Jennifer Arave email@example.com. Provide payment (deposit of $50 or in full), by check or PayPal.
1209 Tyler Street NE Suite 170,
Mpls, MN 55413
1. Go to PayPal
2. Click send and request (across the top menu bar)
3. Click pay or send money, then click send money to family or friends.
4. Input information including: firstname.lastname@example.org, the amount you are paying, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdrawal from.
5. Press send.
*We have limited work-study positions. For information on these positions email Wendy Ruble: email@example.com.
Advanced Intensive, ages fifteen and older.
This small camp is ideal for the serious high school or college student interested in a possible career path in dance. Students will have an opportunity to complete a rigorous week of dance training with some of the Twin Cities leading industry professionals. The week will culminate with an audition for an COLLIDE Theatrical 2017/18 apprenticeship and an informal repertoire showing for family and friends on the Ritz Theater stage.
Daily Schedule - Sample:
9:30-11 Dance Technique (ballet and jazz)
11-12 Specialty Class (tap, hip hop, contemporary, heels, modern)
1:30-2:30 Specialty Class 2 (Pilates, yoga, floor barre)
2:30-3:30 Master Class (acting for dance, TV/film, auditioning Q&A, resume/headshot consultation, college or professional preparation)
Placement for this elite intensive is by audition or referral only. To schedule an audition please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training.
At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
Studios are conveniently located two blocks north of the green line on Fairview Ave N in St. Paul. Free, unlimited parking.
Ages ten through fifteen.
Looking to improve your performance or physical technique? Ready to take risks outside your current studio environment? Want to get a step ahead this summer? This week-long workshop will allow dancers to experiment with a variety of dance styles, train with numerous esteemed instructors, and master musical theater choreography in repertoire class. The week will culminate with a performance for family and friends.
Daily Schedule - sample:
9:30-11 Dance Technique (ballet and jazz)
11:00-12:30 Specialty Class tap, hip hop, contemporary)
2:30-3:30 Master Class (acting, voice, auditioning, acting for film)
NEW THIS YEAR!
*Two levels-students are evaluated and split into beginning/intermediate and intermediate/advanced for technique and repertoire classes.
Instructors: Regina Peluso, Renee Guittar, Talya Dozois, Riley Thomas Weber, Heather Brockman, Andrea Mislan, Geoff Higgins, Rush Benson, Joshua Campbell, and more.
Price: $300 (before June 1)
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Searching for a dance teacher for a part-time position at conservative studio in Cokato, Minnesota (60 miles west of metro area).
Five-week summer session and fall/spring session September-May. Competitive wage plus gas allowance. Must teach intermediate-advanced ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical, and modern.
We are also looking for a basic tumbling instructor.
Contact Wendy for more information. College students welcome.
DATE: Sunday, April 9
TIME: 12:00pm, registration at 11:30am.
LOCATION: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
COST: $25 Non-refundable audition fee - cash or check only.
Audition is for the upper levels of two Ballet Royale Minnesota summer intensive programs as well as Twin Cities Ballet's open Apprentice positions for the 2017/2018 season.
Ballet Royale MN summer intensives requiring an audition:
1) Summer Intensive with Twin Cities Ballet: July 6–28
AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION
2) Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop: August 7–18
AUDITION REQUIRED FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE LEVEL
NEW TCB Apprenticeship Program: Students wanting to serve as TCB Apprentices will audition each year, and qualified applicants will be invited to be Apprentices for the entire TCB season, which includes performing and training with TCB.
The Walker Art Center is seeking a core group of dancers to participate in the reconstruction and showings of Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances (1963). To celebrate Merce Cunningham: Common Time, former Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancers Patricia Lent and Jamie Scott will conduct movement workshops for community dancers, culminating in outdoor public showings during the opening festivities of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on June 3.
Deadline to apply: April 15
I am reaching out to the dance community looking for stories of immigration. I am working on a short choreographic commission in collaboration with a choir, and I am reaching out to dancers who have stories of immigration that they could bring to the work. Please email email@example.com with inquiries and stories you would like to share.
RGK Modern Indian Dance Academy invites dancers and actors for auditions for the upcoming Bollywood dance drama for the Minnesota Fringe, August 3-13, 2017, and Annual Benefit Dance Drama, September 17, 2017. We also have job openings for an office assistant and a stage manager.
Invites: Male and female dancers and actors, teens and adults.
Dancers who believe they are good dancers in any dance form, Bollywood, classical, hip hop, ballroom, salsa, lock, pop or any style, and can dance to Indian Bollywood music.
Actors who are experienced in acting.
Saturday, April 1 at 2:00pm
Where: Metro Dance Center, 1057 County Hwy 96, Shoreview, MN 55126
TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands will be holding auditions for the 2017-2018 Season.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
11:30am – Registration, 12:00-3:00pm – Audition
Interested dancers need to bring printed copies of their current resume and headshot. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2016, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.
Deadline: April 5, 2017 - 3pm CST
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop. If driving, there is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
The Resistance Movement wants to support your dancing. Therefore, our focus is giving you a well-balanced class through STRENGTH, STRETCH and STAMINA. Classes at The Resistance Movement will enhance your quality of movement to prepare you for your rehearsals and performances. By fusing traditional Pilates, yoga, strength training, and dance movements with suspended resistance cords you will engage your entire being – leaving you balanced, energized and relaxed.
Dancers in the Twin Cities recommend The Resistance Movement for training the mind, body and soul.
6 classes for $66
3 classes for $39
*good for ALL classes
So what are you waiting for? Join The Movement! Learn more about us by clicking the link below.
The Resistance Movement is located just 3 blocks off the green line Union Depot stop.
Brand new to belly dance? Grab your best girlfriend and get dancing! $100 for this spring's ten-week session when you register with your friend. You and a friend can each save $40 for the session. That's only $10 a class! At least one friend must be a brand new Cassandra School student. Absolutely no carry overs to Summer session.
Spring Session began March 20 and runs through May 28. Classes held at these locations: 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station in Minneapolis and at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center in Bloomington.
The Cassandra School offers year-round Belly Dance classes, including six Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility.
Erin Thompson teaches winter modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!
$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.
Boys’ Club - ages seven through eleven. Introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturdays, 1:00-1:45pm.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and 11:30-12pm.
Midwest School of Ballet offers ballet classes for all ages. We are offering a mid-session, six-week spring session sign up. April 3-May 15, 2017.
Ballet Fundamentals classes (ages three through eight) offer age-appropriate motor skills and musicality, developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises, while infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.
The Ballet Levels I, II, III and teen/adult classes (ages eight and older) offer the traditional ballet format of barre and center work emphasizing proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry.
Mondays: Level II 6-7:30pm; Pre-pointe 7:30-8pm.
Tuesdays: Fundamentals III 5-6pm (ages six through eight); Level I/II 6-7:30pm (ages eight and older).
Wednesdays: Teen/Adult/Level III 5:15-6:45pm (ages thirteen or instructor approval).
Thursdays: Fundamentals I/II 5:45-6:45pm (ages three through six).
Midwest School of Ballet will be offering a six-week summer session!
Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017.
Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three through five.
Age appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. New and returning students are welcome.
Ballet for Teens and Athletes. Ages eight through eighteen.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. New and returning students are welcome.
Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three through five.
Ballet Fundamentals II/III. Ages five through eight.
Fundamental ballet movement, terminology, musicality and creativity is emphasized while infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format. New and returning students are welcome.
Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and up.
* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: April 4 - June 20, 2017
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!
Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).
An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle! Participants explore a wide variety of dance forms – from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to drop in and enjoy a class!
When: Every Wednesday; February 1 – April 19; 6:30pm-8pm
Where: The Cowles Center - Target Education Studio (second floor)
Price: $10/class or $80 for MovementWise Membership (includes access to each class, a pair of tickets to a select Cowles Center performance, discounted show tickets and invitations to exclusive membership events).
Parking discount: We have partnered with the new Embassy Suites directly across the street to offer $4 valet parking to all participants. Simply pull into the garage, valet your car and Cowles staff will validate you at check-in.
Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Score Weekly Practice, facilitated by Jennifer Arave, Every Thursday, 1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio.
[1pm-1:30pm Meditation, 1:30pm-3:00pm Tuning Score]
$1-10 sliding scale
If you are planning on coming please send an email to Jennifer: email@example.com to receive more specifics about the practice.
Building is secure so please meet at the side door and text or call to let me know you are there. 612-432-1512.